Clara has been coming to the Mobile Food Pantry for several years. She goes to several area pantries, but FUMC Hurst is the most convenient. Clara lives in a senior living complex in Bedford where many of her neighbors can’t leave their apartments to get groceries. Before the pandemic Clara would occasionally pick up groceries for some of her neighbors who couldn’t get out, but since the pandemic began, Clara has been getting extra groceries every time she goes to a food pantry.

The manager of the complex noticed that Clara was bringing in extra groceries and decided to help her set up a community pantry where Clara’s neighbors could come and take what they need. Our senior guests have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. It is dangerous for them to leave their homes, so a good source of readily available food is so important. Clara’s neighbors now have groceries that they can depend on.